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Historic grandeur by the Danube

Nestled on the Danube riverside, Vienna City holidays are beyond beautiful. Historically, it’s where a few talented individuals you might have heard of such as Mozart and Beethoven once resided. Today, the ever-popular Vienna Philharmonic keeps the city's musical heart beating. A picture of elegance, and boasting architecture spanning over 1000 years, the grand buildings that line the cobbled streets provide the perfect backdrop for shopping, sightseeing and romance. Austria’s heritage is shown best at Schönbrunn Palace. The sculpted gardens are the main attraction with gardens, fountains, vineyards and even a maze to explore. The palace may have been built as a summer residence, but winter travellers don’t miss out, as the Christmas market provides oodles of festive cheer. Pair with a glass of mulled wine and some Christmas gift shopping for the ultimate Vienna City break.

Your Vienna City questions, answered

There's no bad time. Spring and autumn see mild, dry weather. Summer brings warmth and festivals. Winter is famous for icy temperatures and Christmas Markets.

It's all about the sweet treats. Apple strudel, pistachio marzipan and rich sachertorte chocolate cake are Viennese trademarks.

Gustav Klimt’s beloved Art Nouveau masterpiece The Kiss, hanging in Belvedere Palace's art museum amongst many of his other acclaimed works.

Best things to do in Vienna City

Explore the city centre

Discover why central Ringstrasse was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admire Stephansdom's multi-coloured roof and see the Rathaus, the State Opera and the Albertina.

Take a walk in Prater

You'll find Vienna’s largest park in the old Jewish district of Leopoldstadt. Get a bird's-eye city view from the top of Prater's Reisenrad Ferris wheel.

Browse at Naschmarkt

The Naschmarkt is Vienna's largest food and vintage market. Traditional Austrian fare rubs shoulders with multinational cuisine while fashionistas hunt for bargains and unique pieces.